Last October is best noted for the red letter day that marked history as pre and post-ISL (inside loo). True, post-ISL saw a loo resplendent with walls and, most excitingly, a door and ceiling. But it still required manual intervention of the type not usually associated with inside amenities. Namely, because there was no running water a flush could only be orchestrated by carefully upending a bucket into the bowl. Effective, yes, but still not the full ISL experience for which we yearned.
But with fanfare and brightly coloured bunting I am proud to announce that ISL day has now been overtaken by an even more significant paradigm shifting, life changing occurrence – the first non bucket powered flush!
June 28 will now be remembered with reverence and hushed tones as FISL day (flushing inside loo). Though perhaps I need to reconsider the acronym.
What has brokered this shift from 1 star to 1.5 star accommodation? The installation of our 110,000 litre galvanised water tank and a gift from God, some 150mm of rain. Next challenge? Well, hot water would be nice.